England U21 1-2 France U21 – Euro Under-21 2019: RESULT

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England 1-2 France, RESULT: Young Lions collapse in final few minutes following Hamza Choudhury red card and Phil Foden’s stunning opener

  • Moussa Dembele saw penalty saved by England keeper Dean Henderson
  • Phil Foden fired England into lead at the start of the second half with super strike
  • Houssem Aouar missed second France penalty after Hamza Choudhury sent off
  • Jonathan Ikone equalised for France with just a minute to play in Cesena
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka scored comical own goal in fifth minute of stoppage time
  • England XI: Henderson, Wan Bissaka, Tomori, Clarke-Salter, Dasilva, Maddison, Choudhury, Foden, Sessegnon (Calvert-Lewin), Solanke (Mount), Gray (Abraham)
  • France XI: Bernardoni, Dagba, Konate, Upamecano, Ballo-Toure, Reine-Adelaide, Tousart (Mateta), Aouar (Thuram), Ikone, Dembele, Bamba (Ntcham)
  • READ: The full match report from the Dino Manuzzi Stadium 

England suffered heartbreak in Cesena after an Aaron Wan-Bissaka own-goal gifted France a stoppage time victory in a thrilling Under 21 European Championship clash.

The Three Lions took the lead in the second half thanks to a brilliant solo effort from Phil Foden after the French missed a penalty in the first period.

READ: The full match report from the Dino Manuzzi Stadium

England get their European Under 21 Championship campaign underway when they take on France to help complete the opening round of matches in the competition.

Italy and San Marino are hosting this year’s competition, with Aidy Boothroyd’s side hoping to build on their semi-final showing from two years ago as they look to advance from a group also featuring Romania and Croatia.

Follow all the action from Cesena with Sportsmail, with kick-off from 8pm BST. 

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